Leadership

                    Board of Directors

 

Kamal Atkins

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

Christina Hatch Ballard

Children's Trust of the Roanoke Valley    

Angie Collins

TowneBank 

Jamia Crockett

Families Forward Virginia

 

Alex DerHovhannessian  

Qlarion

Rudy Garcia

Board Treasurer  

Global View Capital Advisors 

Stanley Jones

Board Vice Chair

Stafford County Public Schools

 

Shannon Robshaw Keck

Community Advocate

Arezoo "Azy" Khanzadeh

North Star Therapy PLLC 

Cynthia Morrow, MD

Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts

Patricia "Trish" O'Brien

Chip of South Hampton Roads

 

Jace Padden 

Friedman Law Firm PC   

 

Ashley Rogers

Chesterfield County 
Families First Program

 

Jim Seevers

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Maria "Beth" Silsdorf  

Newport News Shipbuilding

Ed Speedling 

Newport Healthcare

John Thomas

Board Chair 

DecideSmart

Roberta Tinch

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

 

John West

Call Federal Credit Union

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Laurel Aparicio, Director of Early Impact Virginia, First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam and former CEO Lisa Specter-Dunaway

Jamia Crockett

Chief Executive Officer 

Jamia was already quite familiar with Families Forward before becoming CEO in February 2021, having earlier served on our Board of Directors as Treasurer. Most recently Jamia worked at Mary Washington Healthcare, and previously she worked in various health systems across both Virginia and North Carolina focused on Strategic Planning and Business Development with extensive experience in research and evaluation.

Jamia has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from William and Mary, and a Master’s in Health Administration from VCU. Jamia is also an adjunct professor in executive leadership skills at Virginia Commonwealth University.